Vision & Mission
Valve & Automation supplies Total Valve & Control Solutions to the chemical, refining, mining & minerals, pulp & paper, sugar, steel, power generation and other key process industries throughout Southern Africa.
Our specialist skills help customers meet their core business objectives by sizing and selecting optimum Valve & Control Solutions.
This together with after sales technical support and reconditioning facilities reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) thereby helping our customers to increase production, reduce costs and reduce emissions.
We strive to build the V&A Brand and reputation by representing global leading companies in our industry, and by continual investment in our staff as world-class industry experts.
We aim to exceed customer expectations with superior processes, systems, products and brands.
Our goal is to be the number one supplier of Total Valve & Control Solutions in Southern Africa.
Valve & Automation supplies optimum Total Valve & Control Solutions for process applications by using their world class products and unmatched industry and application knowledge to help our customers meet their core business objectives more effectively.
Durban HO/ Warehouse / Valve Repairs
V&A supplies valve packages that are tested and shipped with the appropriate test certificates.
The quality management systems of the complete supply chain from global leading valve manufacturer to V&A and onto the end user are all certified to ISO 9001:2015.
VALVE & AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD
Independent auditors confirm that V&A comply with the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practise as set out by DTI. V&A directors are committed to South Africa and transformation. Download our latest BE certificate now.
V&A POWER (PTY) LTD
V&A Power is a 100% black owned B-BBEE Level 1 Company that has been appointed the distributor for all of V&A’s products to Eskom Power Generation. Please contact Greg Woolfuth (Managing Director) directly for B-BBEE Level 1 details.
As part of Black Empowerment and Enterprise Development, V&A provides all the support, service and resources to assist this Level 1 Black Empowerment Company.
Total Cost of Ownership
Close working relationships with major production plants locally, together with a global support system has ensured that V&A’s technical specialists fully understand TCO principles and the impact on the end user. Recommendations and solutions offered take all known TCO issues into consideration.
“Optimum solutions, not valves from a catalogue”
V&A has succeeded in developing technical sales staff into “product and application” specialists, who have a high degree of expertise within their particular area and are able to offer optimum solutions, not valves from a catalogue.
These specialists are qualified instrument or mechanical technicians having spent many years themselves in industry giving them a better understanding of the demands placed on production, project and maintenance personnel.
Sizing & Selection
V&A uses sizing and selection software developed by the valve manufacturers as well as their own which was developed by specialists to IEC standards.
This service is offered to customers to assist in selecting the optimum valves for the application.
These tools significantly reduce the time required to select and specify the right valve.
After sales service and OEM parts
V&A fully understands the need for world class service and support for production plants.
OEM parts stocked in regional warehouses, V&A can deliver what is required urgently, minimising downtime and production losses.
Sourcing valves from our principals internationally is routinely done as part of our ongoing service. Thinking globally but acting locally is part of V&A’s success.
“Thinking globally, acting locally”
Valve Repairs & Reconditioning
Factory accredited facilities are available in both Secunda and Durban where skilled technicians with knowledge and extensive experience carry out the required valve repairs and reconditioning using OEM components. All final testing is done to appropriate industry and plant standards.
Secunda / Warehouse / Valve Repairs
International Supplier Relationships
Outstanding relationships with our suppliers are key to success – as is being able to get support globally regardless of where the project may be managed from.
V&A technical specialists regularly attend advanced product training internationally.
Intelligent Valve Positioners & PST
V&A stocks and supplies intelligent valve position controllers and ESD Partial Stroke Testing units that help you realize savings from initial installation through to operation simplifying calibration and diagnostics as well as improving performance and maintenance management.
Local facilities are available for inspection, testing and repair where protocols such as PROFIBUS and HART are routinely handled.
V&A offers project management support that assists you to install and commission valve packages which is so critical to the success of a project.
This support includes project management teams, on-site technical support, document control, critical commissioning and start up spares.
Significant experience has been gained since 1986 working with major companies like Sasol, Sappi, Mondi, Eskom, Fluor, Linde and Uhde to name a few.
Projects successfully completed by V&A include contracts in excess of R15 million for ESD valves for a Sasol gas plant, R26 million worth of contracts for ESD valves on a Sasol steam plant and R15 million for ESD valves for Sasol Ethylene plant.
Sappi has awarded contracts for manual and control valves for various projects to values in excess of R100 million.
Contracts from Mondi for major projects have exceeded R40 million in the last few years. Significant contracts have also been awarded for pump protection systems for Sulzer and KSB for the Eskom power stations.